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  • Questions about shaky heads

    Posted by creekcrappie on October 4, 2013 at 12:00 am

    Hey guys I am having a few problems with my shaky heads. First off I use zoom trick worms in green pumpkin and big bite baits 3/16 ounce jigheads. I am getting snagged with these way to much! All I am doing is working it like a jig and dragging it along the bottom. Every time it gets snagged it makes a hole where the hook was. After a little while it gets to where I can’t even keep the hook buried in the plastic. I end up going through like 15 worms a day! Is this normal? How should I get around this problem? And I am not even catching anything on them. Should I try a different retrieve or am I just not patient enought?

    blockel replied 10 years, 9 months ago 4 Members · 5 Replies
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  • bclifton

    Member
    October 4, 2013 at 12:52 am

    Sometimes I try more vertical jigging with shaky heads if I am around a lot of rock. I seem to work the jig a bit faster, but I still do hang up more with shaky heads.

  • Brian

    Administrator
    October 4, 2013 at 1:13 am

    Priest is horrible for snags, but if you go to a 1/8oz and try a football head shaky, that will help. Brian

  • creekcrappie

    Member
    October 4, 2013 at 2:18 am

    What is you favorite fall crank Brian? Thanks

  • Brian

    Administrator
    October 4, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    99% of the time I cast a Rapala sr5 in shad color and crawfish color……..fish catching machine!

  • blockel

    Member
    October 4, 2013 at 3:49 pm
    quote Brian Carper:

    Priest is horrible for snags, but if you go to a 1/8oz and try a football head shaky, that will help. Brian

    I would absolutely agree with Brian. Especially on the football head part. I’ve been using the Rugby jighead by VMC recently on Percy and it’s done a really good job sliding through all the rock.

    Good luck!

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